Interview on Weightless, Part 1

love2eatinpa, 27 April 2010, 14 comments
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Margarita from “Weightless” regularly features interviews with women who’ve recovered from disordered eating. After reading on her blog that she was looking for stories, I decided to share mine.

Since then, we’ve been emailing back and forth. I feel honored that she would want to put my story on her awesome blog.

You can check out part one of my interview on Weightless today, click here.

If anyone else wants to share their story on Weightless, they can email Margarita at mtartakovsky@gmail.com. She is wonderful to work with.

One Day at a Time... Nurture myself... Awareness... Letting Go... Listen to my Body

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  1. amanda
    27 April 2010, 8:07 pm

    What a great interview!!! I didn’t know the information about your family and how you grew up. I know my mom is a huge food pusher among some other relatives. She always critizies my niece if she doesn’t “eat enough”. My sister is always tell my mom to leave her alone. Kids have that signal to eat until they are full and stop. As we become adults some people lose that signal or it very buried! I know I couldn’t find my food signal with a spot light and a huge sign!! Frustrating but part it is part of the process I suppose.
    .-= amanda´s last blog ..The Big Salad! =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks, amanda! you are absolutely right, all of us are born intuitive eaters but somewhere along the way, due to something that happens to us, abuse, etc., we turn to food for comfort and no longer eat intuitively. so you are right, it is buried, we just have to get through loads of mental crap to find it. i think the older generations use(d) food as love, which is why they push(ed) it.

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  2. Nicole
    27 April 2010, 8:46 pm

    I really enjoyed that post! I believe I also started eating compulsively when I was 8 or 9 (right when my parents were getting divorced). Though I have gone to therapy on and off for the past few years, I’ve never completely gotten down to the root of the problem– why it is that food makes me feel better, what food does to/for me. I just understand that I use food as a coping mechanism, and that in the end, I only end up punishing myself. Really crazy to think about how something from my childhood can still affect me so dramatically into adulthood.
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..New Theme: Structure =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks, nicole! yup, a divorce could certainlyl make a kid turn to food. sorry you had to go through that. =(

    would you consider going back to therapy to get to the root of it? the reason i suggest that is that my latest therapist specialized in compulsive behaviors and was a recovered compulsive eater himself. maybe someone like that could really help you get to the root of the problem. my therapist would pointed out to me that the coping mechanism i learned at an early age stuck with me, as it became my normal way of dealing with things. we are all individuals, but it really helped me to totally understand where this disorder came from, deal with it, realize how it still affected me all through my life (for decades), put it in it’s place and move forward. just sayin. =)

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    Nicole Reply:

    I am totally down to chat with my therapist! 🙂 haha I actually was thinking about making an appointment sometime soon just because. I’m at this stage now where I’m doing pretty well emotionally and so I go intermittently, maybe once every few months. We never talk about the food stuff too much in detail. I’m grateful that I can at least analyze my behavior from a distance… but I agree, it would be so much more helpful if I could understand it better!

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    it’s great that you always can go to the therapist for some “maintenance”. yup, the understanding part is pretty huge, but sometimes it’s hard to get to.

  3. Nicole
    27 April 2010, 8:49 pm

    P.S. I’m really confused as to why it lists “New Theme: Structure” as my last blog… not sure what I clicked, sorry!

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    lol! no worries!

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  4. Margarita Tartakovsky
    28 April 2010, 8:18 am

    Just wanted to thank you so much for sharing your story on Weightless! I know that it will help so many!
    .-= Margarita Tartakovsky´s last blog ..Recovering from Compulsive Eating: One Blogger’s Story =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thank you so much for having me!!!

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  5. Jody - Fit at 52
    28 April 2010, 8:45 am

    Great interview & so awesome to see you showcased other places. You DO have a real life story to share!!!!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..New Exercise Moves; GIVEAWAY! =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    aw, thanks, jody!

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  6. Sarah
    28 April 2010, 1:52 pm

    Great interview! I’m sure you will help a lot of people by sharing your story. You are so inspiring to me.

    My mom is a big part of my compulsive overeating story. It has taken me a long time to be able to say that because I love her so much and I feel like she did the best she could. She wasn’t around a lot when I was growing up, though, and I think that I sought comfort and company in food when I didn’t have her. It’s hard to say that.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks for your kind words, sarah, i appreciate that.

    that is huge for you to come to terms with the fact that your mom played a big role with your eating issues. i’m not close with my mom, but i still don’t want to tell her and hurt her feelings. i can’t imagine what it feels like for you.

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